Report shows that the VW Golf GTI is among the highest risers in value since the beginning of 2015
The Volkswagen Golf GTI and Type II Campervan are on the list of cars with the biggest gains in value, a report has shown.
The report, released by the Hagerty Index this week, shows that sportscars under £60k from the 1970s and 80s are in hot demand, with the Golf and Campervan central to that rise. Classic car values as a whole have risen 8.4 per cent since the start of the year.
The increase in value is thought to be down to increasing investment from developing countries in the industry.
One of the biggest winners since the start of 2015 has been the Fiat Dino Spider. Once the unloved brother of the Ferrari Dino, this Fiat has seen its stock rise from £45,000 to £65,000 in the first half of this year, while its hardtop-alternative
rose from £21,675 to £30,000 in value.
Two of the biggest losers featured in the report were esteemed classics the Jaguar E-type and the Mercedes 300SL, with both cars stalling in value for the first time in years.
The most expensive car to enjoy an increase of over 30 per cent in price was the Lamborghini Countach LP400S, with its value rising 42 per cent from £210,500 to £298,000 so far this year.
Other noticeable cars on the list include the Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina Berlinetta, Masarati Bora 4.7 Coupe, Jensen FF, and the Ford Lotus Cortina Mk II Saloon.
Words: Joe Diamond